LITAS played an important role in encouraging me to pursue CS + STEM, as it reinforced to me the idea that anyone can program to create something that can have an impact.
Vilina Mehta, LITAS Alumni, Stanford 2022
Attending the LITAS Incubator inspired me to start learning CS on my own, and then I also started the Chandler chapter to teach kids in my school programming - it helped me overcome the first doubts I’d had about Computer Science.
Khyati Raka, LITAS Alumna, ASU Computer Science '20.
Through LITAS, I got to work on many cool projects and even led a coding camp for other girls in my community!
Laura Lu, LITAS Alumna & Chapter Leader
LITAS For Girls is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to inspire middle school girls to pursue careers in STEM. We don't just teach girls to code-- we teach them to code with a purpose. LITAS aims to mold girls to be the next generation of leaders in CS+STEM, with both the creativity to come up with game-changing ideas and the skills to implement them. By teaching teamwork, brainstorming, and presentation skills alongside computer science, the goal of the program is to build confidence in girls and give them the tools to use computer science to build something to better the world. LITAS’s curriculum is designed to reduce the dropout rate of girls in computer science by showing our participants the real-world impact they can have through their code. LITAS also puts on events where girls present their coding projects to industry leaders in technology, gaining mentorship and networking opportunities.
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Johnson & Johnson
Society for Science & the Public
Phoenix Computer Academy
LITAS Shortlisted for Nature Research Awards
We are delighted to share that LITAS For Girls has been shortlisted for the Nature Research Awards in Innovating Science! We have been chosen as one of 5 shortlisted applicants globally for our achievements in guiding young women in STEM.Read More
LITAS Making Impact in Panchkula, India
Over 200 girls and 4 teachers participated in the LITAS workshop at CLDAV, Sector 11 Panchkula, India. Over 98% of the girls said they would be interested in continuing with computer science and our training modules in our platform!Read More
LITAS Mentorship Feature: Ria Vora & Katherine Kurtin
One of our LITAS certified clubs recently interned as a business development intern for eight weeks at Neolth under Dr. Katherine Curtin, a Behavorial Neuroscientist specializing in Integrative and Behavioral Health and a mentor for LITAS for Girls.Read More
LITAS Launches COVID-19 Taskforce
LITAS For Girls has recently launched a series of virtual seminars for middle and high school girls, focused on how data science can be used to combat pandemics such as the COVID-19 pandemics. The organization has also assembled the LITAS COVID-19 taskforce, a virtual community of students from around the globe working on original projects to combat COVID-19.Read More